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Assistive Technology in the Workplace for People with a Disability

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A booklet, published by the National Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO) Program, provides information about technology that can be used in the workplace by people with a disability.

People with a disability use assistive technology for a whole range of tasks. Whether it is simply accessing print media or communicating on the telephone assistive technology provides a vast array of solutions.

Hardware such as keyboards and the computer mouse are available specially designed for people with physical disabilities. Voice recognition technology allows many people with physical disabilities or vision impairments to control their computer. Simple adjustments to a car will enable people with physical disabilities to be mobile. The solutions are many.

This booklet is by no means comprehensive. For example it proved virtually impossible to narrow down the array of different technology used by people with a physical disability. Instead, a comprehensive list of contacts has been provided so that the reader can explore the many solutions available.


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